Levinson Axelrod, P.A. Associate Brian P. McElroy, Esq. recently secured a $325,000.00 settlement on behalf of a client who was seriously injured after tripping and falling over a cracked residential walkway. The defendant-landlord conceded that the condition of the walkway was his full responsibility.
As noted in court documents, the incident occurred in June of 2016 when our client, a 50-year old male, tripped on an exterior walkway leading from his rental property. As a result of the fall, our client sustained serious and permanent injuries, including, but not limited to, a rotator cuff tear and labral tear of the right shoulder. He was required to undergo surgery to treat the injuries.
Given the landlord’s failure to exercise reasonable care in addressing risks of injury created by the cracked walkway, Brian was able to effectively negotiate a settlement that will provide our client with compensation for his past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic damages incurred from the accident.
The case is representative of New Jersey laws regarding premises liability, which holds property owners financially responsible for damages victims suffer on their property as a result of trips and falls and other preventable premises accidents which could have been prevented with reasonable care.
Brian P. McElroy is an Associate at Levinson Axelrod, P.A. who focuses his practice on complex claims involving premises liability, no-fault insurance, and serious personal injury. A New Jersey native, Brian leverages his litigation experience to help injured victims and families prepare their cases as if they were going to trial, and negotiate full and fair settlement offers outside of the courtroom.